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Tottenham Hotspur have essentially qualified for the 2016/17 Champions League

We were all afraid to say it out loud to avoid the jinx.

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Tottenham Hotspur are still alive for the Barclay's Premier League title following the 1-1 draw today at Old Trafford between Leicester City and Manchester United. While those hopes are simply on life support and will require five results to go Spurs' way, we need to make sure we are still celebrating this season's accomplishments properly.

With the aforementioned result, Tottenham Hotspur have now all but qualified for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League.

The battle for Top Four technically could have continued if United had managed to pull a victory out against Leicester, but with the draw, they now sit on 60 points with three matches remaining in fifth place. Tottenham are currently on 69 points with three matches as well, but even that doesn't matter given the massive goal differential.

At the beginning of the season, we all made our predictions and not a single member of the Masthead picked our beloved Spurs to finish in the Top Four. We are all happy as can be that we were dead wrong about that, as White Hart Lane will get to see the biggest club competition in the world in her final season, a fitting send off for our home ground.

The focus now needs to be on getting results to keep us in the automatic group stage qualifiers and, of course, finishing above Arsenal for the first time in twenty years. A win tomorrow at Chelsea would put both of those events in a strangle hold as well as keeping the title hopes alive.

There's still work to be done in these final three matches, but we must not forget that the expectation at the beginning of the season was to do just this.